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Allene Curry diaries (microfilm)

Identifier: 1993_070-UA

Content Description

The diaries were begun in 1938 by Curry at age 13. Nearly every notation begins with a word or two about the weather and concludes with a few words about activities of the day. There are reminders of her cherished walks in the woods and of her fishing trips: of her searches through the hills for ginseng; of pie suppers and sleigh rides; of outings with her sons when they were young, and later, with her nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. See also oral history interview (1993-048). Curry, a farmer and housewife from Taylor County, Kentucky, began keeping the diaries when she was given a five-year diary as a gift from her great-aunt on her thirteenth birthday. Since then, she has kept an almost daily record of life in rural Kentucky.

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Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Louisville; please consult a reference archivist for more information.


  • 1938-1992



2 reels of microfilm